An Impromptu Celebration
Sometime during the tedious and exacting work of the General Conference by the delegates, you start looking for a moment to refresh your mind for the difficult task you have in front of you.

One of those moments arose last night while Dr. W. Robert Johnson, General Secretary-Auditor of the AME Zion Church was giving his Departmental Report. Little did he know nor did the delegates know but an impromptu celebration of his many years of service to the church had started to break out.

Speaker after speaker went to the nearest microphone station to voice their indebtedness to a man that in his quiet demeanor has lifted a many up. Emotions were getting heavy and tears were beginning to flow though the convention agenda and schedule had to proceed forward.

Dr. Johnson will be retiring after serving more than 28 years as General Secretary-Auditor.

But it didn’t stop there. Even before Dr. Mary A. Love, Editor, Department of Church Literature could get started with her report, accolades and “Thank you Dr. Love” sentiments broke out. Dr. Love, who like Dr. Johnson, will be retiring this quadrennial and her service, as his has been, was extraordinary on many levels as it relates to their representation of AME Zion Church.

Now AME Zion will fill two positions that have over the years, handled a multiplicity of activities on behalf of the church based solely on their exceptional resumes and relationships built up over time.

Just another challenge that the General Conference faces as it moves forward with solidifying the course of actions for the church for the next four years.

  • April 3, 2018
    A.C.T. NOW
    Awaken Confront Transform!
    Then and Now: An Ecumenical Gathering to End Racism immediately following the Orthodox Christian Bridegroom Service of Holy Tuesday. Service begins at 6:00 pm, Program begins approximately 8:00 pm. All are welcome to both.

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